One of the primary goals of university instruction is to provide students with interdisciplinary competence.
The University of Münster aims to ensure that its graduates leave with an academic profile that qualifies them to actively participate in multiple areas of professional and non-professional life. In this respect, the core objective of a university programme is to impart subject-oriented academic skills. In order to tap the full potential of these qualifications effectively, it is necessary to interconnect academic elements with interdisciplinary course offerings. General Studies not only encourages students in bachelor's degree programmes to act in an independent, self-responsible manner, but also enables them to anchor their newly acquired skills in as many levels of reflection and application as possible.
The General Studies courses are offered by numerous faculties and central facilities of the University and are assigned to various areas of competence. Please note: Only General Studies courses explicitly listed as such in the course catalogue can be recognised as General Studies courses. These courses require students to complete graded degree-relevant examinations. Important information and the course submission form can be found under the link "Coordination of General Studies" below.
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